I have turned off the cabinet, started taking stuff out of it. tomorrow is supposed to be raining, so will be a good day to start trying to figure out how to undo the mistakes the guy who build it made with it, like that big ole hole he put in it that won't let the humidity come up. I'll get some pics tomorrow of how this thing was made, I'm thinking I'm going to order a heating element from GQF and pick up a few more of the computer case fans I bought before and seal off that gaping hole in the bottom. If I can get a mount figured out for the heat element he used, I may try to utilize it on the inside of the cabinet somewhere and make it work.
Consider putting in a fuse for the heating element. Not sure what kind of element you are thinking of using.
I'm putting in a 5 amp 110v electronics fuse on mine. The total draw on the incubator isn't enough to trip a circuit breaker if something goes wrong.
Considering the risk of a fire is high if the heating element shorts out, a $5 fuse is pretty cheap insurance.
And I thought that kinda strange to have such a big hole for the fan. Small vent holes work fine for air transfer. And there's nothing wrong with opening the cabinet every day or so to add water. That lets fresh air in on a regular basis. A hen gets up daily to do her business and roll the eggs, so that's just following her example.
Edited by Tabasco Jack - 3/24/16 at 7:04am